Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 03 March 2020

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 03 March 2020

Q1. With new additions to the wildlife list put out by the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS), scientists say that the total number of migratory fauna from India comes to 457 species. Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) Reptiles make up the majority of the migratory species in India.
2) Seven reptiles, which include five species of turtles and the Indian gharial and salt water crocodile, are among the CMS species found in India.
3) The estimate of 44 migratory mammal species in India has risen to 46 after COP 13 and the Asian elephant was added to Appendix I.

a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all of the above

Q2. Which of the following countries follow proportional representation electoral system to fill their nationwide elected bodies ?

1) Srilanka
2) India
3) United Kingdom
4) Brazil
5) Turkey

a) 1,2 & 3 only
b) 2,3 & 5 only
c) 1,4 & 5 only
d) all of the above

Q3. With respect to state funding of election expenses, which of the following statements stands true ?

1) The election commission is of the view that it would be able to prohibit and check candidates’ expenditure over and above the state’s provision, once the state funding of polls is introduced.
2) Introduction of state funding of polls was recommended by the Indrajit Gupta Committee in 1998.
3) That panel had suggested that state funding would ensure a level playing field for poorer political parties and argued that such a move would be in public interest.

a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all of the above

Q4. Comprehensive steps taken to curb fraud in public sector banks (PSBs) have resulted in a sharp decline in the amount involved, from ₹50,329 crore in 2013-14 to just ₹3,781 crore in the first three quarters of 2019-20.Which of the following statements regarding the steps taken by government to curb frauds in the banking sector stands true ?

1) The Fugitive Economic Offenders Act is being invoked to attach and confiscate the assets of violators and strip them of the entitlement to defend any civil claim.
2) An online searchable database of frauds reported by banks, in the form of Central Fraud Registry, has been set up to enable timely identification, control and mitigation of fraud risk.
3) The government has also asked these banks to strictly ensure rotational transfer of officials to mitigate the possibility of their involvement in any fraud.

a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all the above

Q5. The Week Long “Ekam Fest” Begins Today to Promote Craftsmanship & Products Of Divyang Artisans and Entrepreneurs . Fest is also hosting a number of activities like cultural extravaganza including performances by Divyang artists and well known professionals. The event is being organised by which of the following ministries ?

a) Ministry of Culture
b) Ministry of tribal affairs
c) Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment
d) Ministry of Women and Child Development

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